|Primary Skills||Archery, Light Armor, One-handed, Sneak|
|Race Details||Vampire, Undead|
|Essential||Yes, if on the Dawnguard side only until Kindred Judgment|
|Faction(s)||DLC1VampireCrimeFaction; DLC1VampireFaction; Gets dialogue pointing player to radiant quests|
Orthjolf is a Nord bandit archer and vampire in Volkihar Keep. Not unlike many other Nords, he believes strength is more important than magic and has a disdain towards Elves. He and Vingalmo are rivals, and can often be found arguing. He aspires to become lord of the Volkihar vampires, and will send Stalf to retrieve the newly purified Bloodstone Chalice from you during The Bloodstone Chalice. After you join the vampires, he will warn you not to trust a word coming out of Vingalmo's mouth. If you are an Elf, he will say "Another elf, I see. I'm sure Vingalmo will be sizing you up as we speak, trying to figure if you're friend or foe."
Orthjolf wears a set of red colored vampire armor with a matching pair of boots. He is equipped with a leveled one-handed weapon which can be up to elven quality. He carries random leveled bandit loot, as well as a 25% chance of carrying 1-9 gold.